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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 194! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on April 2nd, 2015. This week William, Calvin, Clay, and Aaron are joined by Matt from Squirecast as we take a look at the MARDU Clan! That’s right! This week, we’re talking about the color combination with the best removal package in town. We talk about why playing aggressive can be the key to changing the way your playgroup needs for those long, slow games, we get into the pros and cons of the Mardu, and we wrap things up with a Deck Entourage centered around using both versions of Zurgo!


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Commandercast Episode 194


April 2, 2015




Matt – Squirecast

Favorite Commanders This Week:


Aaron –  Mirri, Cat Warrior


Calvin – Ashling the Pilgrim


Clay – Sidisi, the Brood Tyrant


Matt – Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit


William – Kaalia of the Vast



Community Ban Poll




MTG Salvation’s Iron Chef Deckbuilding Competition

Community: How to keep games in a reasonable time span. I.e. how to make it so you’re not stuck on one game all night

Strategy:  strengths and weaknesses of mardu colors, deck types, etc


Much Removal.

Very Aggressive.




We entourage a Zugo Bellstriker deck that turns into a Zurgo Helmsmasher deck!


Starting with Snow-Covered Lands:


Glacial Crevasses


Lands that could produce other colors but function in Tiny Leaders:

Commander Tower, City of Brass, Reflecting Pool, Cavern of Souls etc.

Fetch Lands, Utility Lands (Shinka, the Blood-Soaked Keep, Arcane Lighthouse)


Voltron Equipment:

Obsidian Battle-Axe, Hero’s Blade, Sai of the Shinobi, Ronin Warclub


War Cadence, Goblin War Drums


Abusing creatures entering the battlefield:

Impact Tremors, Hordeling Outburst, Krenko’s Command, Dragon Fodder


Smoke, Meek Stone, Onslaught


Pyrewild Shaman, Temur Battle Rage


Tiny Removal that can Port to normal EDH:

Mizzium Mortars, Slagstorm, Volcanic Fallout, Starstorm, Repercussion


Time Warps:

Final Fortune, Last Chance


In the 99:

Weathered Wayfarer, Word of Binding, Thundermare (Shrieking Mog), Aurelia’s Fury, Sunforger, Nivious Wisps, Repel the Darkness, Assault Suit

General WB Removal (Swords to Plowshares, Vindicate, etc.)

Punisher Cards (Mogis, God of Slaughter, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Kaervek the Merciless)

Tenza, Godo’s Maul, Ajani Vengeant, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Aurelia the Warleader, Brutal Warchief, Fight to the Death, Ride Down




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